Stay as Consciousness and you will see that actions are happening by themselves anyway. There's energy and the energy has to flow in a particular direction. The direction is also set, that's why they say it's all predestined. Destiny is already created. We're not creating anything new.
Existence of the gunas is not in our control, these Tendencies exist in Prakurti – as a part of nature. Nature rules them. The one thing we do with them, is to engage in them. The moment we engage in any gunn, we create something of our own. We then need to take it to fruition as our effort gets involved. We get impacted by it.
The first step you can take is to stop seeking contentment through physical things. This is a better space. There will be things in the physical world, but knowing that contentment is within leads you to detachment from physical objects. Though there is a seeking space within you, you are not looking for contentment in physical things. There is an urge to seek but yet not attach anything. You are now one step closer to contentment.